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Preparing Your Home for the Virtual Tour

RISMEDIA, April 18, 2008-As more buyers are turning to the Web to begin their home search, sellers in today's market are relying on virtual tours for that oh-so-important first impression. If you are selling your home this spring, take some time to get it virtual-tour and open-house ready. Your extra ...


Building Long-Term Relationships

By Lesley Geary ...


Tips to Successful Real Estate Open Houses in a Slow Economy

RISMEDIA, April 17, 2008-Illinois real estate isn't selling like it used to and that means sellers and their agents are being more proactive. According to RE/MAX real estate agents around Chicago, a slower economy means more open houses than ever in Illinois. ...


Cover All 4 SEO Bases to Hit an SEO Homerun

By Glenn Houck ...


10 Presentation Tips to Use in Real Estate

RISMEDIA, April 11, 2008-SmartDraw.com, makers of SmartDraw, a program that automates the process of creating business graphics, released its list of "Top Ten Sales and Marketing Presentation Tips." According to the company, SmartDraw is downloaded by more than 2 million people every year and is widely used to create compelling, ...


Night and Day – When Home, Work Personalities Differ

By Marcia Heroux Pounds ...


Best Practices – How to Build Your Brand

By Paige Tepping ...


5 Tips for Selling a Vacant Home

RISMEDIA, April 8, 2008-This spring, as it becomes a popular time for homeowners to begin preparing their homes for sale, Showhomes encourages them to do some essential steps to make sure the most important first step takes place: buyers make the decision to view the home. ...


Going the Extra Mile – Team-building Puts Focus on Good Deeds

By Darrell Smith ...


How to Kick Your Micromanaging Habit

By Liz Reyer ...


SKY Sotheby’s International Realty Announces Luxury Real Estate Auction

RISMEDIA, April 1, 2008-SKY Sotheby's International Realty announced it will hold its first of two Sarasota luxury property auctions for 2008 on April 11 at the Longboat Key Club and Resort, with an estimated $100 million in extraordinary properties for sale. Bidder registration begins at 9:00 a.m. on auction day, ...


Reaching ‘Uber-Rich’ Consumers

RISMEDIA, March 31, 2008-Universal Media, parent of Elite Traveler, the worldwide private jet lifestyle magazine, has just acquired Luxus Networks, the world's largest provider of private jet terminal signage for an undisclosed amount. Luxus Networks maintains a presence in more than 100 private jet terminals across the U.S. ...


Specializing in Seniors – How Realtors Can Embrace the Role of Advisor

RISMEDIA, March 31, 2008-In keeping with the evolving expectations of their clients, Seniors Real Estate Specialists (SRES(R)) --- a designation of the National Association of Realtors(R) --- took steps to enhance their ability to advise older Americans in decisions about senior housing. Through a partnership with SNAPforSeniors(R), SRES members now ...


Real Estate Niches – Developing the Equestrian Community Model

By Michael & Jennifer Donovan, Equestrian Services, LLC ...


An International View – What Makes a Successful Company?

RISMEDIA, March 29, 2008-(MCT)-What makes a successful company? And equally important, why do some companies fail? There is no simple answer to either question. Academics, business schools and consultancies certainly devote large amounts and resources to answering both. ...


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